The America Issue

Ahead of this year’s presidential election, we asked people: How do you make a life in America? Here are their answers, for all stages of life.

The state of our union, according to teenagers
Dark World find community in a hopeless place
The Internet win alone, together
The FLOTUS case for college

Serena Willams’s biggest win
Avoiding the doctor while healing
Protect Ka at all costs
To be two-spirit and Native American
Life after football (and painkillers)

What it takes to watch the cops

6 brand new Americans

Bilingual punk that’s never not real
A spiritual producer works hard to be herself
A raunchy queen hones her flair for the absurd